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Bowie Playhouse
Whitemarsh Park 16500 White Marsh Park Drive Bowie, MD 20715
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35 events
21 reviews
43 stars
Located in a very nice park. Bring comfortable shoes and leave time to walk around to enjoy the wooded park.
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35 events
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"The Cocktail Hour"
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attended Apr 09 2011

The theater was a little hard to find, but once we found it thought it a charming location tucked in the woods. The theater itself is a wonderful facility, very comfortable seats and good acoustics and site lines. In general, the production values...continued

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“Mr. Gurney still has new and witty observations to make about a nearly extinct patrician class that regards psychiatry as an affront to good manners, underpaid hired help as a birthright and the selling of blue-chip stocks as a first step toward Marxism.” —The New York Times


The Cocktail Hour

by A. R. Gurney

Directed by Scott Bloom

A young playwright returns home to get permission from his mother and father to produce a play he has written about them. His well-to-do (and rather stuffy) parents are horrified at the idea of their private life being exposed on stage, while his sister is furious that she is only a secondary figure in the play. The cocktail hour soon turns into a shouting match, and, as more drinks are poured, family skeletons come out of the closet. This gripping play deals with the age-old conflict between children and parents over morals and values.